Gregor Podlogar was born in Ljubljana in 1974 and graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Ljubljana. He writes literary criticism and book reviews for Slovenian National Radio, the daily newspaper Vecher, and the Literatura literary journal, among others. He has published his poems in various literary magazines in Slovenia and abroad. Aleph Press published his first two poetry collections, States (1997) and Joy in Vertigo (2002). In co-authorship with the poet Primoz Cucnik and the painter Ziga Kariz, an experimental book on New York entitled Ode on Manhattan Avenue came out with Sherpa Press in Slovenia in 2003. He lives and works in Ljubljana.